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The Warsaw soundscape - structure and specifics

Małgorzata Romanowska
Published Online: 2014-12-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mgrsd-2014-0021


The Warsaw soundscape has been examined according to the principles of acoustic ecology. The soundscape is the acoustic environment tested primarily by qualitative research. Warsaw residents were asked in a survey about their sound impressions and requirements for the Warsaw soundscape. The aim of this research was to learn both the conditions of acoustic environment and the needs of space users in accordance with the space category. The present and expected sound structures of five different categories of space were examined (residential areas, streets, city centre, tourist areas and green areas). Information on both the specific Warsaw sounds and the ideas for new sounds (which could be introduced into the city) was collected.

Keywords: Soundscape; acoustic environment; Warsaw; survey; specific sounds


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About the article

Received: 2014-02-04

Accepted: 2014-05-06

Published Online: 2014-12-30

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica, Volume 18, Issue 4, Pages 5–16, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mgrsd-2014-0021.

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